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Sigourney Weaver played Dana Barrett in the 'Ghostbusters' films and is also known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the 'Alien' movies. A favorite among sci-fi fans, Weaver has also voiced characters on the animated series 'Futurama' and the Disney-Pixar animated movie 'WALL-E' in 2008. She played the xenobotanist Grace in James Cameron's 2009 3D movie 'Avatar,' the most successful film of all time. She is expected to reprise her role in the sequel, set for release in 2016.
Weaver has showcased her comedic skills on screen as well. She and Jennifer Love Hewitt played a mother-daughter duo of con artists in the 2001 comedy film 'Heartbreakers.' Weaver also brought the laughs with her role as good-natured - and fertile - surrogacy specialist in the 2008 comedy film 'Baby Mama,' which starred Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Steve Martin.
In 2010, she appeared in the comedy movie 'You Again' with Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis and Betty White. In 2011, Weaver starred in the sci-fi comedy 'Paul' alongside Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen and filmed the romantic comedy film 'Vamps' with Alicia Silverstone. Weaver also appears in the 2011 thriller 'Abduction,' which stars 'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner. In 2012, she starred in the USA Network miniseries 'Political Animals.' Weaver can be seen next in the biblical movie 'Exodus,' which stars Christian Bale and is set for release in December 2014.
Weaver has been married to first husband Jim Simpson since 1984. They have one daughter, Charlotte, who was born in April 1990.
(Pictured: Sigourney Weaver appears as Dana Barrett in the 1984 film 'Ghostbusters.' / Sigourney Weaver appears at the 2013 American Theatre Ballet opening night gala in New York on Oct. 30, 2013.)
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